DC Central Kitchen

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DC Central Kitchen is a nationally recognized "community kitchen" that recycles food from around Washington DC and uses it as a tool to train unemployed adults to develop work skills while providing thousands of meals for local service agencies in the process. Chef Jose Andres serves on the board.[1]


DC Central Kitchen was founded in 1989 by Robert Egger. Egger was working in the bar/nightclub scene in DC when he and his wife were talked into volunteering with a church group that bought food to prepare and distribute from the back of a van. Its first major food recovery was from the 1989 inaugural party for President George H.W. Bush.

That same year, DC Central Kitchen started a culinary training program. [2]

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  1. ^ Superville, Darlene. "Obama to pitch immigration at citizenship ceremony". TheState.com. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.dccentralkitchen.org/history/